Scotland V England Saturday 24th February. 4:45PM. BBC One Scotland v England renew their rivalry…
With just over 6 weeks until the big kick off on 18th August, I’ve taken my first look a the opening games of the Premiership season, trying to hunt out any early value.
With a full 10 match program to choose from, I’m beginning to feel like a kid in a sweetshop already. We’ve had the added bonus of Euro 2012 this year, but there’s nothing like the Premier League and I just can’t wait for it to start.
This time last year, TVBet was in its real infancy, and much of my views were being thrown into internet obscurity the minute I published them.
It feels much better this time around. We have a nice group of readers and I’m working a lot harder to give us all a bit of success. This is going to be a big season for football and TVBet!
Anyway back to business.. Here are the opening fixtures and odds for the 2012/13 season.
There’s a huge amount of transfer activity and pre season friendly form that we can’t account for yet, but nevertheless it’s still worth doing a bit of early research.
On first inspection I’ve got to say that West Brom look very big at 29/10 with BetVictor to inflict an early defeat on Brendan Rogers and Liverpool. Following their poor show last season, it’s bound to take a bit of time for Rogers to settle in, and The Baggies could well do the business at great odds. I made them around 6/4 by my calculations, so value is the buzz word here.
While we’re talking value, Everton have got to be worth a mention. The Toffees finished last season in terrific style, suffering just 2 defeats in their final 15 games, with the epic 4-4 draw against Manchester United still fresh in the memory.
The 10/3 available with Bet365 is a bit of an insult to Everton, who were so solid at Goodison Park last season. Manchester United will have their followers at a best price of 10/11 but the value lies with David Moyes men. The 5/6 with Bet365 for the Draw/Everton double chance also looks a worthy bet.
Much as it pains me to say it as a Chelsea fan, Wigan are absolutely huge at 15/2 with Totesport. Ladbrokes go 9/2 The Latics which is a bit nearer the mark, but strictly on last seasons form, I make Wigan around 7/2. Combine Wigan and the draw here for a massive value bet.
Writing this post has made me realise just how much I’m missing the Premier League, but it’s not long now until my bread and butter betting league resumes!